Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cross your heart - Tina

'Cross Your Heart' was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1974, performed by Tina Reynolds. The song is moderately up-tempo, with Reynolds using a number of childhood rhymes ("cross your heart and hope to die" and "sticks and stones wouldn't break my bones") to communicate to a would-be lover how serious she is about a potential relationship, with the contrast between the serious intention and the playful nature of the rhymes being drawn out throughout the lyrics.

The song was performed thirteenth on the night. At the close of voting, it had received 11 points, placing 7th in a field of 17 competitors.

My collection: 7" single no. 5609
Found: Chelsea Records, Antwerpen, August 10, 2014
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Cross your heart' / 'What would I be'

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